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    Sale 2112

    The Scholar's Vision: The Pal Family Collection

    20 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 208

    Two drawings depicting the Nala Damayanti, Devi Mahatmya and Ramayana

    INDIA, KANGRA OR GULER, 19TH CENTURY

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    Estimate

    Two drawings depicting the Nala Damayanti, Devi Mahatmya and Ramayana
    India, Kangra or Guler, 19th century
    The first a double-sided manuscript depicting a scene from the Devi Mahatmya on one side in which Durga is battling demons, and a scene from the Nala Dayamanti on the other, in which an old woman gives advice to a bride while her friends help her dress, with sketches of female heads and Shiva in the margins; the second an illustration the Ramayana, in which Ram and Lakshman are seated at center, with Hanuman at left and his brother Sujriv seated with the princes, surrounded by monkeys, most named by inscription
    Ink and wash on paper
    11¾ x 9 in. (29.8 x 22.9 cm.), the first
    8½ x 12½ in. (21.6 x 31.8 cm.), the second (2)


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    Provenance

    The Ramayana, from Doris Wiener Gallery